Photos via Ovechkin’s Twitter account.
Caps fans have gotten used to the annual summer tradition of negative rumors about Alex Ovechkin — he’s fat, he’s partying, he’s an international spy. This year, the rumors have been suspiciously tame, and we’ve got a new one that’s downright adorable.
Over the weekend, Ovechkin tweeted out photos of his girlfriend Maria Kirilenko and himself at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Oh sorry, did we say “girlfriend”?
Hm, is that what I think that is? Can we zoom in a little bit?
Maria is most definitely wearing a ring on her left hand ring finger. As I’m sure everyone knows, this has a pretty significant meaning.
The Greeks believed the fire in the diamond reflected the constant flame of love. For millions of people around the world, the mystery and magic, the beauty and romance shining out from diamond engagement rings says all the heart feels but words can not express. Placing the engagement ring on the third finger of the left hand, dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the Vena Amors, vein of love, runs directly from the heart to the tip of the fourth finger.
Here’s a close-up of another one of the photos Ovechkin tweeted out this weekend.
We have absolutely nothing concrete on this, we’re so deep into speculation that we’re straddling the line of hockey fanfiction, but all we are saying is that there is a ring on the ring finger of the girl that Ovechkin is dating.
Draw your own conclusions.